Androsace sarmentosa

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Androsace sarmentosa
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Flowers of Androsace sarmentosa at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
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Plants of Androsace sarmentosa at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Genus: Androsace
A. sarmentosa
Binomial name
Androsace sarmentosa
  • Androsace chumbyi Pax & R. Knuth
  • Androsace dubyi (Dergnac) N.P. Balakr.
  • Androsace sarmentosa var. chumbyi auct.
  • Androsace sarmentosa var. duby Dergnac
  • Primula sarmentosa Kuntze
  • Primula sarmentosa (Wall.) Bennet & Raizada

Androsace sarmentosa, the rock jasmine, is a perennial plant in the family Primulaceae.


Androsace sarmentosa can reach about 30 centimetres (12 in) in diameter. This plant forms deep-green evergreen compact rosettes of elliptic-oblanceolate leaves, 1–3 centimetres (0.39–1.18 in) in width, covered with short white hairs. Flowers are bright pink to purple with a yellow centre, 7–9 millimetres (0.28–0.35 in) in diameter, with umbels 4–10 millimetres (0.16–0.39 in) tall. They bloom from June to August.


This species is present in the Central Asia, from Kashmir through western China.


Rock Jasmine prefers mixed forests, rocky slopes and open woodland, at an elevation 2,700–4,000 metres (8,900–13,100 ft) above sea level.